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Using inquiry and problem-solving approaches, these learning experiences build upon students’ interests, support curricula, literacy and numeracy, and foster children’s skill development.

Skill Look-fors

Problem Identification

The first step in the Design & Build process is the identification of the key problem to be solved or need to be addressed.

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Learning Strategies

Brainstorming

Brainstorming is a learning strategy that encourages students to contribute to the free flow of ideas in small or large groups using a structured process.

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Learning Strategies

Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning is an approach to learning and teaching in which a group of students work together to achieve a common goal (e.g., to solve a problem, meet a challenge, answer a question, share learning).

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Learning Strategies

Group Talk

Group Talk is a learning strategy that assists students in learning how to share their ideas and questions as well as to listen to the ideas and questions of others.

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Inquiry

Objects That Bounce

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing and contrasting, observing and predicting as they investigate the properties of familiar objects and materials.

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Inquiry

How do Objects Look from Different Angles?

Students develop and apply the skills of observing, predicting and spatial reasoning to explore the position of objects.

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Inquiry

Sound Travels

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing and contrasting, observing and predicting as they explore how sound travels.

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Inquiry

Animal Life Cycles

Students develop the skills of sorting and classifying and comparing and contrasting as they investigate the life cycles of animals.

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Design And Build

Design & Build A Marble Run

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a marble run that meets specific criteria.

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Inquiry

Rosie’s Walk

Students develop and apply the skills of communicating, sequencing and spatial reasoning as they create and navigate a maze to get Rosie the Hen safely home for lunch.

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Inquiry

Which Fastener is Best?

Students develop the skills of Planning (selecting and using materials) and Communicating as they investigate which fastener is best for joining different types of recycled materials to make a useful object.

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Pictures

Animals: Babies and Adults

20 images of animal pairs such as polar bears, turtle, dogs and birds in their juvenile and adult stages of life

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Inquiry

Day and Night

Students learn about and apply the skills of observing, sorting and classifying, and comparing and contrasting as they learn about the cycle of day and night.

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Pictures

Structures: Statues And Towers

8 images including the Statue of Liberty and various towers from around the world such as the Eiffel Tower, CN Tower and Xi'an Bell Tower

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Pictures

Structures: In Canada

5 images of structures in Canada such as an Inukshuk, CN Tower and the Parliament Building including their locations

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